HC Deb 15 November 1920 vol 134 cc1505-6

(by Private Notice) asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he can give the House any information as to the murder of Constables Turner and Woods on the 9th November?


Constable Turner, in company with Constable Woods, was returning in plain clothes to Castleisland by train from Killarney on the evening of the 9th instant. When the train halted at Ballybrack a number of armed men appeared on the platform, having alighted from the train, and fired revolvers at the two constables through the carriage window. They then entered the carriage, dragged the wounded constables on to the platform and fired into their bodies as they lay dying. The assassins then left them for dead on the platform where their bodies were found by the stationmaster. The murderers boarded the train again, some on the engine itself, and compelled the driver to start the train. After pro- ceeding about a mile they compelled the driver to stop the train and made their escape.